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Quaranteen: Adolescence in lockdown

Adolescents react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with the implications of COVID-19 calmly and...
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21 year old survival guide to...

So, these are the best years of our lives? 21 so far has been Saturday night pizza & Netflix with Mum and Dad, teaching my...
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The positives of families staying at...

Most Australians are well aware of the stay-at-home directive from the state and federal governments due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, NSW families...
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Who would have thought I would...

Listening to the early morning traffic report to work out the best timing and route …sitting in traffic, tapping my steering wheel with frustration when...
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How I started exercising from home

I loved working out at my local gym and was doing group fitness classes every second day of the week. Since I moved to my...
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Is a “virtual” birthday party worth...

My son says “COVID just means one lot of bad news after another”.  Sure, at first he was super keen not to go to school...
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Emotional ergonomics at home

Relationships Australia NSW suggests we focus on our emotional as well as our workstation ergonomics at this difficult time. We need to look at our...
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Supporting older adults during isolation, what...

Social connection is important for people of all ages, but now with the new recommendations of people over the age of 60 to stay home,...
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Your self-isolation checklist

With the majority of Australians practicing social distancing and self-isolation we know there have been concerns on how people can pass the time and avoid...
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“Why are we all a bit...

“Why are we all a bit grumpy at the moment?” This question from my 8 year old walking back from an appropriately socially distanced kick...
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Co-parenting in the COVID-19 world –...

Life as a separated parent can be a challenge at the best of times and parenting can be both a joy and a stress, but...
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Going back to school

Going back to school can be a busy, demanding and anxious time for parents and children alike. There are school uniforms and shoes to buy,...
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Technology & devices – how they...

Just as television did after its arrival in the late 1950s, technological devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets have become integral to our lives and...
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Older children whose parents divorce

When parents separate, often the focus falls to the younger children of the family, and understandably so. There is ample evidence of the potential negative...
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Having protective conversations with children

Most parents will instinctively want to feel that their child feels safe and secure every day of their young lives. Part of that process is...
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Social Media Safety For Parents

If you have school-age children it is very likely social media platforms are a big part of their lives. You may have thought that it...
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Going back to school – bullying...

Going back to school is usually a time of renewal, optimism and fresh starts – a new class, teachers, students and subjects to get to...
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What parents need to know about...

It would be easy to think that sexting scandals only involve people in the public eye such as golfing champion Tiger Woods or more recently,...
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What to do if your child...

There is a line in Netflix’s controversial new series Insatiable which ought to raise alarm bells for any parent with school-age children. It is: “skinny...
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Children’s week

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent...
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Young people

Our adolescent years can be one of the most influential periods in our lives, characterised by constant change. Subjected to a range of different experiences,...
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How to build a respectful relationship...

How to build a respectful relationship between a mother and teenage daughter The relationship between a mother and daughter is special, but can become challenging...
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